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Mar 30, 2013 1:00pm PDT
touches down in oakland. this is where you will have a major amount of shaking in an earthquake. this is built between the hayward fault and san andreas fault. within 72 hours of a major earthquake, it is supposed to be back in service of a major earthquake. right now, this bridge is not capable of doing that because this key and critical connector, which is a sheer key, is not serviceable. >> did they have any sense of cost for is it way too early to determine? >> it is way too early to determine and they will have to be designed to have done in a couple of weeks, but it has to go to peer review. caltrans will not make this decision alone. it will go to peer review and decide how it is fabricated. now in theory, there is enough time to get it done before the opening, but everybody agrees the bridge will not open until they are absolutely sure this fix is at least as good, if not better than the original system which raises a question why wasn't this system put in in the first place. >> let me ask you quickly about the golden gate bridge since we're on the topic of transportation. gol
Mar 2, 2013 12:30am PST
oakland airport and sfo, they had no idea what they were going to do. they're waiting for the transportation security administration and the faa to basically tell them. so the faa is walking through its plans now. all they know is that something like 40,000 faa workers are going to be furloughed for a day or two at a time. how this plays out at local airports, just, we just don't know. the airports don't know yet. they don't know. >> andrew, are we past a point of no return, or if washington gets its act together and reaches a budget deal, could this all just be unfurled and go back to no sequester? >> anything is possible. >> it's all happening in slow mo anyway. nothing is really, technically no money has been taken away yet. if they reach a deal in two week, if they reach a deal in three weeks? >> anything is possible. i'm a little doubtful that that's going to happen in the short term. maybe in the longer term as the cuts really start to be felt a little bit more. perhaps so. but right now, it seems to me both sides are pretty firmly entrenched in their positions. and i do
Mar 9, 2013 12:30am PST
oakland based add vo advocacy group, transform. earlier today, cohen shared his ideas for how we can stop building roads around cities and start building cities around people. stuart cohen, welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> how did we get to this point? how did the bay area become the nation's leading region for mega-commuters? what have we done wrong that no one else has done quite so wrong? >> about 50 years ago like a lot of the ref st of the country, w started designing our communities and transportation system as if people would have to drive for every trip. we started putting homes very far away from where job centers are. and i think, you know, we know what people want. people want a place where they can walk to activities and parks and shops and restaurants. and we've just edngineered that out of a lot of people's lives. we've done a great job of protecting our open spaces, but we haven't done a good enough job of making sure where we are growing we're providing homes for people of all incomes. >> so we basically built the bay area to be the kind of place where you've g
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